Israel & Mideast:
In Mideast news, U.S. defense officials see big impacts from an Israeli strike on Iran; Fatah says Iran paid Hamas to scuttle the would-be Palestinian unity deal; and the U.S. says it will maintain major aid to Egypt amid a dispute over locally based non-profits.
N.Y. Times -- U.S. War Game Sees Perils of Israeli Strike Against Iran http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/world/middleeast/united-states-war-game-sees-dire-results-of-an-israeli-attack-on-iran.html
Haaretz -- Fatah: Iran paid Hamas to block Palestinian unity deal http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/fatah-iran-paid-hamas-to-block-palestinian-unity-deal-1.419788
Bloomberg News -- U.S. Prepares to Continue Egypt Military Aid Amid Dispute http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-18/u-s-prepares-to-continue-egypt-military-aid-amid-dispute.html
For other security news, see this e-letter of JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN): http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1091809/956a31c9bf/521804587/6f6ce4dce4/
For other news on Israel, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page: http://www.jewishfederations.org/Weekly-News-Items-in-Israel.aspx
The shocking attack at a Jewish school in France sparks one of France’s biggest manhunts in years; Euro anti-Semitism is rising, the ADL says; a global business newspaper cites JFNA and others reacting to the attack; Israel blasts an EU official’s comments likening the victims to Gaza children; Elie Wiesel looks at the tragedy; and Paul Goldenberg of JFNA's Secure Community Network looks at communal security, in a JTA op-ed. JFNA issued a briefing shortly after the attack, here: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252733.
Haaretz -- France’s largest manhunt in recent years underway for Toulouse shooter http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/france-s-largest-manhunt-in-recent-years-underway-for-toulouse-shooter-1.419805
Haaretz -- Anti-Semitism in Europe on the rise, ADL poll finds http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/anti-semitism-in-europe-on-the-rise-adl-poll-finds-1.419801
International Business Times -- Jewish Groups Call Shooting "An Attack On All Of Us," NYPD Tightens Security At Jewish Sites (highlights, quotes JFNA) http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/316429/20120319/toulouse-jewish-france-shooting.htm
N.Y. Times -- Israel Criticizes E.U. Official for Comments on French School Attack http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/world/middleeast/israel-criticizes-eu-official-for-comments-on-french-school-attack.html
JTA -- Toulouse victims to be buried in Israel http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/20/3092230/toulouse-victims-to-be-buried-in-israel
Jerusalem Post -- ‘Toulouse no longer safe for Jews’ http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=262547
Algemeiner (commentary) -- Elie Wiesel: The Tragedy in Toulouse http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/20/exclusive-by-elie-wiesel-the-tragedy-in-toulouse/
JTA (op-ed, SCN’s Paul Goldenberg) -- The day after, and the Jewish community remains open for business http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/20/3092250/op-ed-the-day-after-and-the-jewish-community-remains-open-for-business
The NY Times runs letters reacting to Monday’s op-ed by Peter Beinart urging a boycott of Israel (see the Israel Action Network’s response here: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252775); the London Jewish Chronicle says despite many local anti-Israel efforts, UK-Israel trade remains strong; Haaretz looks at the wide array of English news sources in the Jewish world; and the Forward previews the upcoming J Street conference.
N.Y. Times (letter to editor) -- The Boycott Question in the Mideast http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/opinion/israelis-palestinians-and-the-boycott-question.html
London Jewish Chronicle -- Boycott, what boycott? UK-Israel trade booming http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/65164/boycott-what-boycott-uk-israel-trade-booming
Haaretz (analysis, Anshel Pfeffer) -- English-speaking Jewish readers have more news sources, but not enough facts http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/jerusalem-babylon/english-speaking-jewish-readers-have-more-news-sources-but-not-enough-facts-1.418960
Forward -- J Street Hopes To Return Focus to Peace at Annual Conference http://forward.com/articles/153317/j-street-hopes-to-return-focus-to-peace-at-annual
For more on Israel advocacy, see the Israel Action Network’s most recent IAN Insider: http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=251938.
E-Jewishphilanthropy features a piece on JFNA’s Fisher FLIGHT initiative; and the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports upcoming TribeFest speaker Jonathan Greenblatt will take up a White House post on social innovation.
Locally, Federations are featured in Las Vegas; New York; and Pittsburgh.
ejewishphilanthropy -- Fisher FLIGHT Turns High-Net People into High Powered Givers (highlights, quotes JFNA) http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/fisher-flight-turns-high-net-people-into-high-powered-givers
Chronicle of Philanthropy -- White House Names New Head of Social-Innovation Unit http://philanthropy.com/blogs/government-and-politics/white-house-names-new-head-of-social-innovation-unit/29098
Marketwire -- UJA-Federation of New York's J-1-1 Information & Referral Center Connects the New York Jewish Community With Local Passover Seders (highlights Federation) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uja-federation-of-new-yorks-j-1-1-information-referral-center-connects-the-new-york-jewish-community-with-local-passover-seders-2012-03-20
Las Vegas Review-Journal -- Las Vegas Jewish group concerned about attack (highlights Federation) http://www.lvrj.com/news/las-vegas-jewish-group-concerned-about-attack-143447276.html?ref=276
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle -- Federation shocked at terror attack in France (highlights Federation) http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/17931096/article-Federation-shocked-at-terror-attack-in-France-?instance=lead_story_left_column